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Rangers defender James Tavernier has been named in the SPFL’s Scottish Premiership Team of the Season – and Gers fans were adamant defender he deserved his place despite the Light Blues’ disappointing season.

The Gers right-back was the only player from Ibrox to be named in the side, as posted by the SPFL’s official Twitter account, which featured three players from Celtic, two apiece from Hearts, Kilmarnock and Hibernian and a sole representative of second-placed Aberdeen.

Gers fans insisted Tavernier was more deserving than the likes of Motherwell’s Richard Tait or Kilmarnock’s Stephen O’Donnell – with one saying he was the “outstanding right-back” in Scotland last season.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

The former Wigan defender made 46 appearances for the Gers last season, scoring nine times and contributing a further nine assists as the Light Blues struggled to a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership last term.

The defender had an impressive campaign lining up with Daniel Candeias down the right flank and, alongside the Portuguese winger, was arguably the Ibrox giants’ best performer last term.

In the league, Tavernier appeared in 33 of the Gers’ 38 games, chipping in with seven goals and eight assists and regularly captained the side in the second-half of the season.

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